Randall Jenson

Director, SocialScope Productions

Randall Jenson is a queer, multiracial artist of color and the Creator and Director of SocialScope Productions, a LGBTQ documentary company focused on LGBTQ and intersectional multimedia projects. He created the 50Faggots series, which documents the lives of self-identified effeminate gay men in the U.S. In 2015, Randall was appointed as the lead advocate to help loved ones and their communities cope and heal from 3 LGBTQ homicides in Kansas City. Randall currently works as a private consultant for youth-serving agencies on queer and trans youth experiences, providing technical assistance, community education and project development and implementation. He previously worked as the Manager of Youth Services for the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project,providing multi­=state advocacy directly to LGBTQ youth affected by trauma and violence, as well as the LGBTQ Youth Advocate at Safe Connections in St. Louis, helping build the first regional LGBTQ youth anti violence program. Randall has received national awards for his 15 years of leadership and work with vulnerable young people, homeless, addressing the juvenile legal system and media's impact on queer lives. He was a featured speaker at the National ACLU Membership Conference in Washington D.C., on The Oprah Show, and awarded the “Youth Impact Award” by the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. His ethnographic approach in 50Faggots was recognized by the Association for Queer Anthropology as “outstanding anthropological work" in 2010.